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Record No: Res 31788    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 12/15/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority ("Sound Transit"); affirming the Mayor's execution of a Partnering Agreement with Sound Transit to implement light rail extensions between Ballard and West Seattle as approved by regional voters under Sound Transit 3.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att A - Partnering Agreement v2, 2. Att A - Partnering Agreement v1
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Amendment 1 (added; 12/12/17), 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority ("Sound Transit"); affirming the Mayor's execution of a Partnering Agreement with Sound Transit to implement light rail extensions between Ballard and West Seattle as approved by regional voters under Sound Transit 3.
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WHEREAS, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority ("Sound Transit") was created for the Pierce, King, and Snohomish County region by action of their respective county councils pursuant to RCW 81.112.030; and
WHEREAS, in November 1996, the voters of the three-county Sound Transit district approved Sound Move, a ten-year regional transit system plan for high capacity transit in the Central Puget Sound Region and, again, in 2008, approved Sound Transit 2 ("ST2"), a 15-year regional transit system plan; and
WHEREAS, since 1998, with Sound Move and ST2 funding, Sound Transit and The City of Seattle have partnered through an interlocal agreement, originally codified in Ordinance 118927 and subsequently supplemented and amended, to deliver light rail projects through the Central Link, University Link, Northgate Link, East Link, and Lynnwood Link programs; and
WHEREAS, in November 2016, the voters of the three-county Sound Transit district approved Sound Transit 3 ("ST3"), a 25-year high-capacity system expansion plan, which includes expansion of Link Light Rail between SODO, West Seattle, Ballard, and Downtown via a second light rail tunnel; and
WHEREAS, on May 23, 2016, in Resolution 31668, the Council and Mayor resolved upon voter approval to partner with Sound Transit to accelerate delivery of ST3 projects in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the Sound Transit Board adopted an ST3 System Plan with accelerated delivery of light rail extension projects, including completion of the West Seattle extension by 2030 and Ballard extension by 2035; and
WHEREAS, upon voter approval of the ST3 measure, Sound Transit adopted a System ...

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